Importance of focusing on Positive with Depression & Anxiety.

Posted by BoneHead @stsopoci, May 27, 2019

In my journey with the millions of humans who are brave enough to go down the path of recovery without alcohol, bad drug and more drugs, I have gradually more and more discovered how important it is to crawl out of my deep hole, bad attitude, self-importance, feeling sorry for myself, angry, sad, etc, etc, condition and more toward the LIGHT!!! That means changing and moving for me away from some friends that are very negative about everything. That means walking around the block when I get upset so I can calm down and see the light. That means taking care of myself, exercising, eating right and meeting new friends and keeping old friends that are well-balanced. Positivity in life is available to everyone and it’s FREE. I have gone on a path throughout my early days of self-medicating with lots of alcohol, drug, etc. I cleaned myself up in 1996, OCT 13th but I still did not feel right until I could ask for help from a professional. Found out I was GAD (inherited from my MOM) and a few other close seconds. I went on medication for years on various meds until I found the chemical that keeps me pretty normal. BUT, BUT…something else was missing because I still suffered through the negativity of every situation that I could create in a moments time.

I love these groups because you are honest with yourself which is very important.
Finding good friends that understand you and the importance of staying positive with your journey through life.
Taking good care of yourself.
We all are unique so what works for me does not always work for you. I’m on 20mg of Lexipro.
What do other people do to stay positive?

@caf

I will indeed ask for the dna test..I haven’t heard of citalopram..will ask.. and will read more about Effexor.. thank you for your help!

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Try to avoid Effexor if you can. See what members of Connect have to say about this drug. Paxil also.

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On low dose and it’s works for me Paxil and others did not

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@caf

No, I've never taken Effexor, I've only ever had Citalopram. I've had no problems with Citalopram after I titrated onto it. I'm so much happier and freer on it. Panic attacks and depression are gone.

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@helenfrances

AND…..It did benefited GailBL.
Each of our bodies is unique!

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@helenfrances

I've not taken Escitalopram, which is different from Citalopram. I have no problems with it since I titrated onto it 8 years ago. I'm sorry you had problems and glad that you followed your doctor's recommendations. What are you taking now? Is it working for you?

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@gailb

@helenfrances

I've not taken Escitalopram, which is different from Citalopram. I have no problems with it since I titrated onto it 8 years ago. I'm sorry you had problems and glad that you followed your doctor's recommendations. What are you taking now? Is it working for you?

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Hello Gail,
We had a ‘phone appointment’.
He thought I was doing well…. focusing on the positive… all that I was grateful for… difficult to do sometimes… so easy to dwell on the negative!
No new med yet.
I have an appointment this month when he returns from vacation.
In the meantime I am reading a book recommended by a friend: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple. (10 Strategies for Managing Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Panic, and Worry)

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